In Athens today, anti-austerity demonstrations began peacefully. Later, protesters threw rocks and petrol bombs. Police responded with tear gas.
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September 26, 2012 The nation's new conservative-led coalition is facing its first large-scale protests since taking office. Workers are outraged about spending cuts to social programs. But Greece won't get more bailout funds without the cuts.
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A Greek farmer drives home with his fresh pressed olive oil in barrels near Alyki, Greece. The country's pure olive oil is hard to find, expensive and poorly marketed, businessmen say.
September 25, 2012 Greek businessmen say the country has never managed to properly market its prized olive oil. They say many of the country's business practices will have to change if it is to become a player on the world market.
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September 3, 2012 European leaders have vowed to keep the eurozone intact, but U.S. companies are making contingency plans in case Greece is forced to leave the currency union. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for instance, has looked into moving cash into Greece so clients can continue to pay local employees.
July 12, 2012 Clips from last month's live show: Chana sells a bond, Jacob barters in a world without money, and everyone plays periodic table bingo.
July 10, 2012 The watchdog group says beatings are becoming all-too-common as some groups take out their frustrations on newcomers. Amnesty International has also recently released a report criticizing Greek police for excessive violence against migrants.
Officials unveiled an ancient road found during construction of Thessaloniki's new subway system Monday.
June 25, 2012 A Greek city's new subway project has led to the discovery of an ancient road made of marble that was laid nearly 2,000 years ago. The road in Thessaloniki is made of paving stones that show signs of use by both horse-drawn carriages and local children, the AP reports.
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June 20, 2012 New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras has been sworn in. He framed last weekend's election as a referendum on keeping the euro as Greece's official currency.
Katerina Margaritou, in her wedding dress.
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June 19, 2012 Does Greece have any alternatives to austerity?
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The Spanish flag blowing in the wind in Madrid earlier this month.
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June 19, 2012 Investors are demanding sharply higher rates. That's adding to the pressure on world leaders to do more to get Europe's financial crisis under control.
June 18, 2012 Every time, there's the possibility of disaster if things don't go well. If things do go well, it means only that the disaster is postponed.
Frankfurt: A German flag hung today in front of a board displaying the DAX stock index.
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June 18, 2012 Financial markets heaved sighs of relief about Sunday's vote in Greece and then got back to worrying about Europe's financial crisis.
June 15, 2012 Greeks head to the polls on Sunday for elections that could lead to their nation dumping the euro. The ripple effects from that could be severe.
This is what you don't want.
June 11, 2012 There's a slow-motion bank run happening in Europe, as depositors move their money from financially troubled countries like Greece and Spain to stronger countries like Germany.
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June 8, 2012 Sounding something like a first grader, far-right politician Ilias Kasidiaris argues that since he didn't start it, he shouldn't be arrested for a fracas that's gone viral.
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